Sorsogon City Police Station named Best City Police Station for year 2020

SORSOGON CITY --- The Sorsogon City Police Station (SCPS) has been named as the Best City Police Station for 2020 in the Bicol region by the Philippine National Police (PNP) regional selection committee.

This was revealed by Sorsogon City police chief Lt. Col. Benito E. Dipad, who said the recognition will be given during the awarding ceremony at Camp General Simeon Ola sometime in August 2020.

Dipad said the award is the prize given not only to the men and women of the Sorsogon City PNP, but to all the people of city for their support and cooperation with the peace and order programs of the Sorsogon City police force.

“The award does not only partake of the presence of PNP personnel in the key areas of the city but also includes the vigilance of the people in reporting various violation of local as well as national laws, which defines trust and confidence of the public to the PNP,” he said.

The Sorsogon City PNP bared its accomplishments in the last five months having achieved a 100 percent crime solution efficiency.

This highest achievement rate included the station’s immediate response to the public concern on peace and order that needed prompt actions and solutions.

It also reported that since January this year, out of the 64 barangays in the city, 23 are already drug cleared barangays while five more barangays are now being reviewed by the members of the regional oversight committee of the PNP and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for confirmation for possible clearance.

According to Dipad, he has introduced the implementation of anti-drug programs that he personally designed to gradually clear all barangays from all types of illegal drug activities.

Dipad introduced the clearing of at least five barangays every month following the guidelines from PDEA and it was doing well until the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, which affected its implementation since they had to shift their focus on Covid-19 response programs.

He urged those persons identified to have involvement in illegal drug activities to cooperate with their barangay officials and to continue to attend meetings scheduled for them as one of the requisites to clear more barangays from illegal drug activities.